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Check Engine Light On problems of the 2004 Ford F-150



13 problems related to check engine light on have been reported for the 2004 Ford F-150.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 1
Failure Date: 07/02/2013

The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the spark plugs needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 140,000. The VIN was not available.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 2
Failure Date: 04/14/2013

As I was backing upward into my garage, I slowed down and the truck rolled forward and I quickly pressed the gas to resume backwards. This caused the check engine warning light to come on along with my od/off indicators on the dashboard. My reverse gear stopped pulling. I'm afraid had this been in route it might have been more serious of an issue.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 3
Failure Date: 05/14/2012

The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated the engine would have to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 4
Failure Date: 12/10/2010

I was driving with my children when out of nowhere my f150 started to power down, vibrate and shake. During this time, no check engine light came on. I was able to make it back home albeit running very roughly. I called the Ford dealership where I bring my truck, they said to bring it in the next morning. On Dec 11 I was able to get my truck to the dealership finally having the solid check engine light come on that morning. After a couple of days I received a call from the dealership saying I had a major problem, I needed a new engine. I was able to speak with the mechanic and he said after pulling the 1st spark plug it shattered upon removal. He was able to get the parts out of the cylinder head, but did notice the bottom of the spark plug was bent backwards. They used an engine scope to inspect the damage and they were able to see damage to the piston head about the size of a quarter. When I asked him what caused this to happen, he couldn't give me an answer, saying in all his years, he's never seen anything like this before. I proceeded to have the vehicle towed to another mechanic to see if he saw the same thing. He came to the same conclusion as the Ford dealership again never having seen something like this before and could not explain why this happened to my truck. I was told by the dealership a new engine would cost around 7500 for my truck. In the years that I've owned the truck, I had the check engine light come on one time. After checking the owners manuel, it stated it could be numerous thngs including a loose gas cap or possible water in the gas line. If the light goes out after a couple of cycles of gas, which it did, no need to follow through. When I spoke with the Ford mechanic and independent mechanic, both said I should've heard something. I never heard any sounds in the vehicle that would've prompted concerns for a complete engine overhaul. No warning lights ever indicated a severe engine problem and thus putting my family's safety at great risk.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 5
Failure Date: 08/06/2010

The contact owns a 2004 Ford f150. While the contact was driving approximately 62 mph, the engine warning light illuminated with a slight loss of engine power. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where they stated that one or more of the spark plugs detached from the engine. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired at an estimated cost of $600. The contact had concern of a potential fire hazard due to the defect. The failure mileage was approximately 140,000. The VIN was unavailable.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 6
Failure Date: 02/16/2010

The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the steering wheel would vibrate excessively when driving 40 mph and over. The vehicle would not remain in third gear when shifted and the interior of all four tires were worn prematurely. The tires were replaced at a local tire specialty facility and the contact was advised to rotate the tires every 2000-3000 miles. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle would exhibit an unusual knocking from the top portion of the engine. The rear brake light above the crew cab would become filled with water that was leaking into the vehicle. Also when accelerating to highway speeds, the vehicle would become resistant to acceleration. The contact would have to depress the accelerator pedal abruptly. When doing so, the check engine warning light would illuminate and the vehicle would vibrate violently. The contact believed there was an issue with the fuel gauge and tank. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000 and the current mileage was 98,000.


car   Check Engine Light On problem 7
Failure Date: 02/01/2010

The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop where the contact was informed that the spark plugs had detached from the engine. The contact called the manufacturer who advised him to take the vehicle to the local dealer. The vehicle had not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 97,000. Updated 1/25/11 updated 02/04/jb.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 8
Failure Date: 03/08/2009

Driving my truck on my lunch break I noticed a pop sound which followed with a bad idle, a check engine light, and a loud mis-fire sound. . . I pulled into my jobs parking lot and notice that my 2004 Ford f150 shot spark plug number 2 out of the cylinder head and shattered the coil boot into many pieces this was with only 76,000 miles. Being in the auto parts business I know that they are known for this and deal with many people daily having this issue yet Ford has still not made a recall to help us with this problem. . . I had to replace one spark plug, and one coil boot. . So far my coil has managed to hold up however from what I have noticed it is just a matter of time before this happens again and I would like to have some sort of info on why or how this happens and what Ford plans to do about this issue.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 9
Failure Date: 04/23/2007

The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle sporadically stalled and the engine warning light illuminated on the instrument control panel. Speed was not a factor. The dealer replaced the fuel throttle sensor and cleaned the throttle body. Several days later, the failure recurred. The dealer stated that she would have to pay for ten hours of diagnostic fees before they could determine the cause of the failure. The technician stated that the vehicle had a history of stalling prior to the contact making the purchase. The vehicle has not been repaired. The contact called the manufacturer and was referred back to the dealer. The failure mileage was 40,601 and current mileage was 57,700.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 10
Failure Date: 02/13/2006

2004 f150 right fog light replaced, front kick panel cracked and loose. ***** the floor trim on the passenger side came apart. The vehicle would not start. The check engine light illuminated. The oil pressure read zero. The temperature gauge failed.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 11
Failure Date: 03/15/2005

The contact owns a 2004 Ford F-150. While the vehicle was parked the contact stated the engine was extremely loud and made a ticking noise. The check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated the cam phasers needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 12
Failure Date: 01/01/2005

While driving in heavy traffic the steering wheel locked up and the vehicle veered to the right. The engine light had come on another occasion.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 13
Failure Date: 12/15/2004

Motor would begin to surge and then the check engine light would come on. Took to dealer and they changed spark plugs after only 5,706 miles. We have since changed the spark plugs 7 more times with in 80,000 miles. Some thing occurs each time.